Hunter wrote a question about Backcountry Stash Shell - Men's on January 10, 2016
Does this have a DWR treatment applied?
I have a Beard
Does this have a DWR treatment applied?
When does Marmot usually come out with new colors each year?
Simply put, the best fitting down/jk I have tried on. 6'3" 190 (L), this brand has the best fit for tall lean guys.Athletic fit.
tried on several brands, this jacket was lighter and warmer than most I tried on for a thin 800 fill.
Great jacket, exactly what I was looking for, light, effective and not going to overheat you. Cool looking jacket, I also dig the thumbholes, wish more jackets came with that option. Only caution is that while very good tool for the job, do not get it if you plan to bushwhack as is it not built for that and will tear up in no time, great though for cool windy days on the mountain! MH is the best fitting gear for tall lean guys! Only reason it got 4 stars is im waiting for some future space jacket that can do it all and take a bullet!
So I got this jacket, thinking to size up would be a good idea. (Because its a European line). Im almost done with the guessing game of euro fit. This jacket seems high quality, and looks AWESOME. Its lightweight, compressable, and im sure warm(if I had the right fit). Again, like some rab jackets ive tried in Large, which were to small, this one a swiss line I ordered a XL. Im 6'3" 185ish.I was kinda swimming in it. could probably cram a basketball in the stomach area if I really tried. Also could have had some fat arms and fit in this jacket.
So a quick simple review. Sizing is WEIRD, maybe this jacket fits closer to american sizing? But then the neck was pretty dang tight when zipped, I prob. could have choked myself out if I looked down for more than 10 sec. Zipper was hard to get started(but I could care less about that)sleeves were a bit long and roomy chest was overly roomy. Of course all this said maybe a Large would be great(minus the neck tightness)(and no,I dont have roid neck)So im returning this, but I would like to get another in a smaller size, however due to this being the 4th jacket shipped back for try ons, this is getting expensive. So I may wait and try to figure out the grand mystery/guessing game of European lines. One more note, I love some of these Euro companies stuff, its also nice to have something other than North Face,(though at least NF sizing is predictable) no offence just where I live its becoming like affliction wear. If anyone has any ideas on how to better gauge foreign line sizing please let me know, BC is the only source I have for these uniques lines, Thanks, Ill try to post a pick if anyone has even finish reading this rant. Just honestly trying to help out another gear schmuck like myself.
Let me say that this jacket surprised me! It is a very well thought out piece. Walked around a local lake around 2am for a test. Was windy and somewhere in the low 30's. Good wind resistance, water repelling was awesome(ran arm under a faucet). Obviously got cold quick but had only a cotton long sleeve under. Would be perfect for cooler summer alpine stuff. This jacket has AWESOME venting options, huge pit zips and chest pockets unzip to vent as well(although don't have a clue on breath-ability, didn't want to sweat it up if I was going to send it back). The hood was average as it had one of those vertical velcro adjusts. on the back, instead of the cinching kind. REALLY wanted to keep this jacket as it fit perfect for an athletic style, however as with most Euro lines it was tight in the shoulders and somewhat in the armpits.6'3 185. To make sizing issues worse this jacket sports the non-stretch version of Pertex. If it was a stretch jacket, probably would have kept it. Again would be a GREAT cooler-mild summer alpine jacket, if your willing to size up and don't mind non-stretch. I like the close fitting stuff so I didn't want to size up just for the shoulders. If Rab could fix this weird sizing for wider shoulders I would be a costumer for life! Hope this helps!